About the Project

The Project is focused to the model of intervention which shall enable to asylum-seekers, refugees and their families and persons seeking international protection based on the Geneva Convention or who are users of subsidiary protection to become active members of economic and social life of the receiving country.

The target group: asylum-seekers and refugees arriving to Europe in the context of the existing migration crisis, and the members of their family. Particular focus is on women refugees and asylum-seekers.

The Project stands on three main pillars:

  1. Multilevel partnership in partner countries and organizations
  2. Analysis and transfer of specific practices, measures, services and tools of the participating cities and countries which proved effective
  3. 3. Upgrade of the existing measures: implementation of new strategies, approaches and actions leading to fast integration of the target group in to labour market, in particular women

To achieve this, a mentorship practice system will be established between five European territories, which enables the project partners to exchange information, adaptation and transfer of the most interested practice related to fast integration and inclusion of women refugees into labour market.

The action will consist of five pilot projects to be undertaken in Milan, Berlin, Vienna, and Stockholm and Serbia (in the municipalities with refugees and asylum-seekers), which will include 50 to 70 beneficiaries, and result in the establishment of partnerships and development of the model of service provision that may be implemented in every of the cities adjusted depending on the context. Pilot activities will have direct impact on about 350 refugees (half of whom are women), 150 employees/counsellors/experts who have already been members of employment and social services, at least 60 organizations, and minimum 10 countries involved in transnational activities.

Project specific objectives:

  1. Improve the integration of refugees, asylum-seekers and international protection beneficiaries by adjustment, testing and introduction of relevant and tested policies, measures and practices
  2. Enhance capacities and understanding of the key actors at the partner country level
  3. Development of innovative approaches to practice, practice, methods and instruments under the fast inclusion migrant population

Work plan

The backbone of the work plan are 4 key outcomes and 3 cross-cutting components. The objectives and components are consisting of the activities and tasks leading to the relevant results.

Outcome 1

Outcome 2

Outcome 3

Outcome 4

Increased knowledge on refugees’ situation in partners’ contexts and on main policy and practice drivers in place

Activities:

  • Conduct 6 context researches
  • Identify and study effective/innovative policies and measures/practices
  • Organize 4 study visits and benchmarking on models and practices in place
  • Organize 4 peer reviews and benchmarking on partnership models in place

Functioning peer mentoring system among cities for the adaptation and transfer of
а) track fast and
b) women’s integration models and practices

Activities:

  • Elaborate (1) Transfer and adaptation plan
  • Мentoring among cities
    • Organise (10) Local Empowerment Workshops (LEWs)
    • Elaborate (1) curriculum for ToT and implementation framework
    • Organise (5) Mentoring visits

Increased effective refugees' integration in partner cities and countries through piloting and testing innovative practices

Activities:

  • Deliver training, coaching and mentoring of staff, counsellors, practitioners, refugees in Milan, Berlin, Stockholm, Vienna and Serbia
  • Deliver pilot services to and with refugees in Milan, Berlin, Stockholm, Vienna, Serbia

Increased capacities of administrations and multi-level partnerships through policy and practice development

Activities:

  • Set up the policy/practice (PP) working group and elaborate reports
  • Organize and deliver 2 PP working group meetings
  • Develop an innovative common partnership and intervention model on refugee integration including focus on women and the skills profile tool

Cross-cutting component:

  1. Evaluation system (M&E model development)
  2. Dissemination, capitalization, awareness rising (dissemination strategy and communication plan development, web page and social media campaign development)
  3. Project management (Steering Committee set up)

Activities carried out by the MoLEVSA:

  1. Designating the SC members
  2. Conducting the research
    1. Collecting data on refugee population and local labour market characteristics
    2. The research report preparation
  3. Taking part in the study visits and peer-reviews
  4. Taking part in transfer and adaptation plan development
  5. Organizing 2 empowerment workshops in Belgrade and resulting reports
  6. Organizing working group meetings in Belgrade
  7. Organizing mentorship-related visit in Belgrade and resulting reporting
  8. Training staff, consultants, practitioners and refugees for service delivery
  9. Delivering pilot service for and with migrants
  10. Organizing peer-review meetings in Belgrade
  11. Six-month project progress reporting
  12. Interim and final reporting and deliverables